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We performed a comparison between ExtremeCloud IQ and ExtremeWireless based on real PeerSpot user reviews.

Find out in this report how the two Network Management Applications solutions compare in terms of features, pricing, service and support, easy of deployment, and ROI.

To learn more, read our detailed ExtremeCloud IQ vs. ExtremeWireless report (Updated: October 2022).
635,513 professionals have used our research since 2012.
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Pros
"Everything can be seen from the dashboard.""The support organization behind this product is extremely professional.""The most valuable feature is the centralized management capability.""The tech who handles Extreme IQ tells me it's easy to use and learn. He felt like it was pretty intuitive. It comes with solid training materials. He also has talked about the security features that give you as much or as little control as you want.""ExtremeCloud offers features that not a lot of other vendors do like their data storage and the ability to swap licenses.""What's most valuable for me in ExtremeCloud IQ is easy management. It also has centralized administration, so you don't have to go to the customer site to program it. It can be programmed remotely.""It's extremely easy to deploy. Even our access points are behind the net, not using real, public IP. We can easily add to the cloud. For deployment, we just need to let the access point take the DSCP from IP and then, even if it's not a requirement, we can see the serial number from the access points and add the serial number to the cloud directly.""The technical support for this solution is good."

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"The most valuable feature is the cloud-managed aspect.""ExtremeWireless is a flexible solution.""The most useful feature is how the product integrates with the Microsoft directory in the cloud.""ExtremeWireless has good performance.""It's reliable and works well. It's pretty stable.""ExtremeWireless provides us with enterprise-level authentication methods at an excellent cost. It supports all the latest authentication methods. Another advantage is the built-in DHCP server. We don't need third-party DHCP servers to get the IPF.""The stability of the solution has been fine.""It provides seamless connectivity if you move around."

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Cons
"The licensing model could be improved.""We'd like to have a cloud dashboard from which we can see all devices.""A room for improvement in ExtremeCloud IQ is roaming. My team is facing roaming issues with the solution, particularly when using VoIP over WiFi. For example, VoIP sometimes breaks when you walk around the customer site. In terms of what I'd like to see in the next release of the solution, right now, the inventory for ExtremeCloud IQ is awful. There's no stock, and you must wait a year and a half for new stocks. It's awful.""Having a wizard for customers who are just starting might be helpful.""I know a school district, a big school district of mine, ripped out Extreme due to inefficiencies. It was the guest network that can be a struggle. They tried to differentiate between their primary network, and then offer a secondary.""The dashboard and stability need to be improved.""ExtremeCloud should invest in an SD-WAN solution or integration with SD-WAN.""The managing of switches within this solution could be improved."

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"ExtremeWireless support isn't very good.""The user interface of ExtremeWireless could be better. It is not user-friendly.""The solution should offer better support.""The management portal is in need of improvement.""Technical support is an area that needs to be improved.""The cost is a little high.""The main area for improvement is the company's local visibility.""In the next release, I would like to see more security features."

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Pricing and Cost Advice
  • "I did a multi-year license. It was a three-year license. It compares well with others in terms of the price. It is about a hundred dollars per year on a three-year scale."
  • "It is not the cheapest product but I think that the price is reasonable because you get a lot of support of it's needed."
  • "It is costly as compared to Meraki, Aruba, Juniper, and Cisco. Cloud IQ is an enterprise solution, whereas Meraki is specifically a single solution."
  • "The price was okay."
  • "It is easy for customers to use this product because they are able to interchange the license depending on their usage rather than having to buy individual licenses for each asset."
  • "This solution offers annual licensing that is middle of the range in terms of cost."
  • "Extreme is twice as cheap compared to Cisco due to the currency exchange. Normally, I think Cisco would be a little bit more expensive, but there wouldn't be that much of a difference."
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  • "The purchase of 350 access points cost approximately $250,000 USD."
  • "The solution is priced well and we currently are only paying for a license for maintenance."
  • "Our access points device is at its end of life. I can buy one more and then I must buy a new device, but if it is a new device it will not support the old virtual appliance. I would need to upgrade our virtual appliance to the next version or build a new virtual appliance with new devices, and it's not good for us. The overall licensing subscription could be better."
  • "The price of the solution overall is expensive. Additionally, the controller and license are expensive. We pay for an annual subscription."
  • "Extreme isn't the most expensive, but it's not a low-cost solution, and because there are no big volumes, you don't receive significant discounts, making the final price higher."
  • "I rate the price of Extreme Wireless a three out of five."
  • "It's not as expensive as some and is scalable to our needs."
  • "We pay approximately $30,000 per year."
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    Questions from the Community
    Top Answer:Depends.  I have personally used both Cisco and Aruba so I am familiar with them.  Extreme I am not, so unless they have some feature that I need or want, I wouldn't consider them. Do you have… more »
    Top Answer:The dashboards are great and the user interface is quite intuitive.
    Top Answer:The solution is moderately priced. I’d rate it a three out of five in terms of affordability. If five is the highest, which would be Cisco, I would say Extreme definitely gets most of their business… more »
    Top Answer:The most valuable feature is stability.
    Top Answer:The management portal is in need of improvement. In the next release, I would like to see more granular search functions in the administration portal.
    Top Answer:Our primary use is to support wireless infrastructure for the K-12 environment.
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    4,660
    Comparisons
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    Reviews
    9
    Average Words per Review
    423
    Rating
    8.0
    9th
    out of 28 in Wireless LAN
    Views
    3,222
    Comparisons
    2,687
    Reviews
    12
    Average Words per Review
    333
    Rating
    7.6
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    Also Known As
    Aerohive Networks, Aerohive HiveManager, HiveManager, ExtremeCloud
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    Overview

    ExtremeCloud is a resilient and scalable cloud-based network management solution offered by Extreme Networks as a subscription service.

    The network is your platform of engagement for clients and staff. We have designed ExtremeCloud to provide superior user experience by empowering you and the applications that drive your business. The combination of Extreme Networks’ smart wired and wireless edges and the elasticity, resilience and scalability provided via state-of-the-art datacenters distributed strategically for worldwide availability allows you to respond to the changing needs of your business, at the speed of cloud, through a simple, multi-site aware user interface.

    Extreme ExtremeWireless Access Points deliver wired-like performance, at scale for high-density in every environment. Smart Access Points are equally adept for both distributed and centralized deployment models. ExtremeWireless Controllers provide advanced functionality to allow organizations to define how wireless voice/video/data traffic is processed without architectural constraints and in accordance with business needs.
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    Sample Customers
    Henry Ford Health System, Baltimore Ravens, Brandili, Federal University of Alagoas, CEDAE, Caxias do Sul, UNISC Concurrency, CenturyLink Field, Louisiana College, Cricket Tasmania Stadium, Moscow Internet Exchange
    St. Xavier High School, Americatel, Diamond Light Source
    Top Industries
    REVIEWERS
    Educational Organization24%
    University10%
    Non Tech Company10%
    Comms Service Provider8%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Comms Service Provider19%
    Computer Software Company19%
    Government10%
    Educational Organization7%
    REVIEWERS
    Educational Organization43%
    University14%
    Manufacturing Company14%
    Wholesaler/Distributor14%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Computer Software Company17%
    Comms Service Provider15%
    Educational Organization9%
    Government8%
    Company Size
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business49%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise31%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business33%
    Midsize Enterprise18%
    Large Enterprise49%
    REVIEWERS
    Small Business20%
    Midsize Enterprise53%
    Large Enterprise27%
    VISITORS READING REVIEWS
    Small Business35%
    Midsize Enterprise20%
    Large Enterprise45%
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    ExtremeCloud IQ is ranked 5th in Network Management Applications with 12 reviews while ExtremeWireless is ranked 9th in Wireless LAN with 12 reviews. ExtremeCloud IQ is rated 8.0, while ExtremeWireless is rated 7.6. The top reviewer of ExtremeCloud IQ writes "Extremely easy to deploy, but dashboard and stability need to be improved". On the other hand, the top reviewer of ExtremeWireless writes "Simple to implement, provides seamless connectivity, and is reliable". ExtremeCloud IQ is most compared with Aruba Wireless, Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Mist AI and Cloud and Cisco Wireless, whereas ExtremeWireless is most compared with Cisco Meraki Wireless LAN, Ruckus Wireless, Aruba Wireless, HPE Ethernet Switches and Meraki MS Switches.

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